From bayous to beignets, Cajun cuisine to the coast, Louisiana is filled with amazing waterfront towns and picturesque cities. With their sparkling waves and tan sands, boating and kayaking, sightseeing and fishing, the Louisiana beach towns are some of the best you’ll find. Whether you’re moving to the state or hoping to relocate to the coast, there are many beachfront towns to check out in Louisiana
But if you’re not sure what beach towns in Louisiana to check out, we’ve got you covered. To help you find the right coastal area, Redfin has put together a list of 5 Louisiana beach towns from Grand Isle to New Orleans. Let’s explore some of the state’s top beaches, listed in alphabetical order, and you might just be tempted to move there.
#1: Grand Isle
Starting off our list is Grand Isle, a barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico, home to just about 1,000 people. There are plenty of beaches to explore living in Grand Isle such as Elmer’s Island Beach and Grand Isle Beach. Living in Grand Isle, you can explore Grand Isle State Park and grab a meal along the waterfront.
#2: Jean Lafitte
Another one of Louisiana’s great coastal towns to consider buying a home in is Jean Lafitte. Located along Bayou Barataria and Lake Salvador, there are plenty of things to do in this charming small town. Make sure to explore Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve or take a fishing charter.
#3: Lake Charles
With about 81,100 residents, Lake Charles is situated in Southwest Louisiana. You’ll find there are lots of beaches to explore on a warm Louisiana day – Lake Charles Beach, North Beach, and Prien Lake Park. If you find yourself moving to Lake Charles, explore downtown Lake Charles, check out the many lakefront parks, or golf at one of the courses.
Home to beautiful beaches like Mandeville Lakefront, there are countless places to spend a beach day. About 13,100 people live in Mandeville, where you can also hike along the Mandeville Trailhead, explore Mandeville State Park, and check out the shops and restaurants by the water.
#5: New Orleans
Finishing off our list is none other than the iconic port city of New Orleans. You’ll find gorgeous beaches such as Indian Beach, Lincoln Beach, and Pontchartrain Beach. In New Orleans, you can explore the French Quarter where you’ll find historic landmarks, Bourbon Street, and one-of-a-kind cuisine, check out a concert or live show, and take a steamboat cruise along the Mississippi River.
Note, this list is not comprehensive of all the beach towns in Louisiana. Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during June 2023. Average rental data from Rent.com June 2023. Population data sourced from the United States Census Bureau.